Tom DeLonge publishes new book in 'Poet Anderson' series
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Former Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge has published Poet Anderson: In Darkness, the second novel in the young adult trilogy that he is penning with Suzanne Young. The book follows up 2015's Poet Anderson...In Nightmares, as well as the three-issue comic book series Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker.
The latest installment finds the title character working as a doorman in the "Waking World" and finding himself tormented by a failure in his dreamworld. In the "Dream World," he is a Dream Walker, a guardian of the Dreamscape charged with protecting sleeping innocents from the nightmares that threaten both worlds.
- In addition to the Poet Anderson books, DeLonge has collaborated with other authors on both young adult sci-fi novels like Strange Times: The Ghost In The Girl and adult-oriented sci-fi sagas such as Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, which is based on his UFO research.
- DeLonge said a while back he's enjoyed working on the Poet Anderson books: "It was taking a lot of really great ideas and watching them evolve into much more than just an idea but into a tangible story that has a myriad of characters that are all very different, you know, weaving in and out of each other's lives. And it's really great to see how that process is done and to be a major part of it."
- DeLonge split with Blink in early 2015, citing his other pursuits in UFO research, film and publishing as reasons why he could not tour and record with the band.
- He has claimed to be in consultation with individuals within the defense and scientific community about the existence of UFOs and the use of recovered alien technology by the U.S. government.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Last October, DeLonge launched the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, described as a “consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives” who are studying extraterrestrial life and the paranormal.
- To The Stars was cited in an article from the New York Times last December. Former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo, who is now part of DeLonge's academy, confirmed the existence of a UFO-related investigative program at the Pentagon which has continued to operate clandestinely even after being supposedly shut down.
- DeLonge was named UFO Researcher of the Year in 2017 by Open Minds Productions, a research-based organization that investigates and reports evidence of extra-terrestrial, UFO, and other phenomena.